Saturday, September 24, 2011

Most popular damn posts o' the week

Posted By on Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 4:09 PM

No story captured Fresh Loaf readers' attention this week more than the final days — and execution — of Troy Davis, the Georgia man whose claims of innocence sparked a worldwide effort to spare his life and pleas to re-examine the death penalty. Take a break from what's expected to be a pleasant fin de semana and review the most popular posts on Fresh Loaf, which has politely declined to pick a side in the never-ending Goofus and Gallant rivalry.

1. Days before he learned the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles would not halt his execution, Davis passed along a few answers to CL's questions.

2. An Atlanta minister repeated his offer to take Davis' place on death row.

3. If you haven't read former CL senior editor John Sugg's beautiful essay about the death penalty, please take a moment to do so.

4. Said Spencer Lawton, the former district attorney who prosecuted Davis in 1991, the day before the execution: "There are two Troy Davis cases. One is the case in court. One is the case in the realm of public relations ... It has nothing to do with Troy Davis. It has everything to do with the death penalty."

5. And totally unrelated to the death penalty case: How do we feel about those billboards popping up around metro Atlanta — and commercials on TV — featuring the overweight, sullen children?

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